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De xter Chose a Girl Who Didn't
By SUSANNE GLENN.
beats me," Grandmother Grey
rlably remarked, whenever wed
-13 bells disturbed the quiet atmos
diCg "rhaselield, "why Dexter Han
doesn't marry. Half the young
fL that get married round here
fo' „., a cent to their names, but
EL seem as happy and cheerful as
!£ 3 and queens. And Dexter has a
firm all stocked ready for him,
"Jus Pa and Ma Just aching to
8D L to the village.
& H ; s good looking enough, the
■rw seem to like him, and he's been
Bering alter them ever since the
$ Jay* he went to school. It beats
"5; "beat" many a pretty young coun-
J c lrl who secretly thought of Dex
-1 handsome face and easy man
£ too, as well as many a designing
Slier who thought more about the
£ that was his for the taking.
When some of the most daring ask
*, him straight out, why he did not
.rrv he always laughed pleasantly:
-When I find a girl as smart as my
mother I'll think about it!"
* But you know," Mrs. Hanson said
, ldlv »i was not always as capable
I am now, Dexter. I had to learn
" experience just like everyone
''••You're the best girl I know of, at
m rate " her handsome son always
replied, and with that she was forced
t0 be satisfied.
Mrs Hanson returned from the mls
donary meeting one early summer af
ternoon very much excited. "Father"
she said. "I've taken a boarder for the
summer-I hope you are not going to
mind about it. I declare I spoke right
out before I thought, and then I hated
to go back on my word. The minister
had a letter from a minister friend
from the city saying that some nice
girls from his church wished to come
out here for the summer; working
girls, you know, who haven't much
money to spend, and who want to stay
with a private family.
"I picked out a teacher. Her name
Is Molly Prescott. I've always wanted
a girl round the place you know,
lather," she added hesitatingly.
"Of course you can do as you like,
tut it don't seem necessary for you
to take in boarders, mother," an
swered Mr. Hanson, heartily.
Dexter smiled over his mother's
He smiled again when he was com-
Eissioned to meet the young teacher
at the station.
"Mother thinks she will try city
girls on me for a change," he said with
a laugh as he drove away.
The girl on the platform looked
white and timid. Her lovely dark eyes
Beemed to question him anxiously.
"Would you like to drive?" he asked,
as he helped her into the carriage.
"Oh no!" She looked quite alarmed.
"I am not accustomed to horses," she
added apologetically, "and this one
seems so large and strong."
Dexter gathered up the reins almost
impatiently. "Mother will have a nice
time of it looking after her all sum
mer," he thought. And he said very
little on the homeward drive.
"Dexter," said his mother several
weeks later, "I can't see what you dis
like about Molly. She's the dearest
girl I ever knew!"
"I never cared over much for vines
mother. I've always preferred some
thing that could stand up by its own
"Whatever do you mean, Dexter
Hanson? Molly was left alone when
she was a little girl, and she educated
herself and fought her own way in that
dreadful, unfeeling city, until I won
der where her courage came from!"
"Yet she's afraid of cows and little
Peen. snakes," observed Dexter, teas
"Just as I'd be afraid on the city
streets at night, because I am not ac
customed to them. And Dexter, I wish
v would not 6ay so much about
Btfls who can cook and sew and drive
•torses— she feels it, poor child. She
s wanted to learn from me, but I
tell her to keep out in the sunshine
*hen she has a chance."
3f course I was only in fun, moth
fj» but If she is too sensitive even to
s, I'll certainly desist," he an
gered with a provoking smile.
11 he was kinder to the girl In a
Patronizing sort of way, from which
h* seemed to shrink to his mother's
Do you suppose you could get sup
»for Dexter and Mr. Brady tonight r
•«ed Mrs. Hanson one day after the
"ly dinner. "Father and I have got
b ° So to town and can't possibly get
,ck- I'll leave everything ready, and
•my °U Wbere t0 find the thln S3-"
On, I shall be glad to do it for you,
wr Mrs. Hanson,"' cried the girl,
£"tag in spite of the sinking of her
Jh°f Stay alone wlthout a' person In
snt-and to get supper for the young
WT ° thouht a girl ought to know
flo* to cook! . . .-'./ , .:■ >
*a!°K y never heard a word of what
son 7 ln? said to her until Mrs. Han
a lifted the cover of the' kettle at
! v Dack of the stove. :,^ - :-,
Th P Ol* Can put on these beans, Molly.
th«l i keep warm, and the men like
.^boiled down like this." ,: V
eft to herself, Molly carefully lock
every door, and cowered in the
v fiened kitchen. : An hour dragged
• and then a Bte P on the flagged
hean^ UtSide seemed >to 1186 nw"
to turn a complete somersault.
Peeping through the curtain she be- '
held, the two ragged shildren who
often came td see Mrs. Hanson. j
"Oh, come in," she cried, dragging
them in Joyously. j
If only she could fceep them with
her! Conversation dragged, but the
children looked pinched and hungry, j
"Do you like warm beans?" she
asked suddenly as they became un
Their expression was enough. Molly
dished beans lavishly, and spread big
slices of bread and butter. Never had
she so much enjoyed seeing anycne
But when they departed, Molly look
ed at the kettle in distress. Where
was the men's supper?
"I'll look in the pantry," she cried
at last with a happy thought. "I must
not let Dexter Hanson laugh at me!"
There was a big bowl of late roses
in the center of the supper table, and
Dexter had to own to himself that he
liked the innovation.
He had to own too, that the girl In
the white frock, with the rose-flush in:
her cheeks, make a fascinating pi©-!
ture as she poured the tea.
He noted the nervous flutter of her
pretty fingers, and his heart smote
"Mr. Brady was in a hurry to get
home, so he did not stop for supper,"
he explained, helping himself gener
ously to the tempting beans.
Molly, glancing at him, noted the
astonished look when he placed some'
of the beans in his mouth. She hasti
ly tasted her own; in the tender lus-!
ciousness, her teeth encountered one ;
—two—hard, unresisting objects. . ,
The blood pulsed in her cheeks, and
she pressed hei* hands over her eyes,
breaking into nervous sobs. • j
Dexter rose quickly. It was very
annoying to have a woman cry! Still
he went hastily round the table and,
put his hand gently on her shoulder.
"Don't feel so badly," he murmured
awkwardly, looking down at her. The
soft waves of her hair took on unmis
takable charms seen so alluringly
Choking back her sobs, the girl
"I ought to have known better than
to have attempted i^ —I ought to have
known I did not know how!" she cried.
Her bitterness showed him how
much he had hurt her.
"Molly, Molly," he said, folding her
suddenly in his arms. "Tell me about
To his joy, the unexpected tender
ness of his manner broke down her
reserve and she sobbed softly—it
Justified his comforting her. It was
certainly very satisfying to feel her
soft hair beneath his lips, her tender
cheek pressed against his shoulder.
"Those poor Fraley children came,"
she whispered, "and they looked bo
hungry that I gave them most, of our
supper. Then I thought I would put
in more beans —I did not know it
took so long for beans to cook!"
"I did not know it myself, dear,"
he declared solemnly.
"And I wanted to keep the chil
dren because —Dexter, I was afraid
here, all alone! I know it seems silly
to you, but I'm used to living where I
can call the police at any moment, and
it seems so dreadful not to be able to
see anyone at all!"
"Of course it does, Molly Ido not
wonder you are afraid, but you'll get
accustomed to it.
•'Sweetheart, I can't let you go back
to the city. Will you stay here—with
"But I cannot cook," murmured
Misa Prescott, meekly.
"Mother will love to teach you."
"And I am afraid of cows—and of
those great, high-headed horses."
"You are not afraid with me dear,
and you have no need to go near them
"But no sensible farmer man would
want such a wife—l'm not nearly aa
smart as your mother."
"Don't tell her so, Molly. She thinks
you are the bravest girl in the world."
"What will your friends think toi
know you have chosen a girl who
doesn't know —beans?"
"Molly," he cried, kissing her,
"they will never know it!"
(Copyright. 1911. by Associated LdUrary
DONOR'S FEEUNGS ARE HURT
Man Who Gave $1,000,000 to a New
York Museum Had to Pay to
Enter the Building.
The Metropolitan museum of New
York city received out of the blufr sky,;
as it were, and without warning, a
few months ago a bundle of securities
aggregating about a million dollars,
the income of which was not to be used
the benefit of the museum according
to the Judgment of the trustees with
out a single condition. The donor was
one of New York's quiet, little known
Croesuses—or Croesi, if that sounds
any better. Upon recovering their
breath the trustees conferred one with
another as to how they should show
their appreciation of this remarkaWe
munificence. No better way occurring
to anybody, they elected him a mam*
ber of the board.
He" accepted and, arriving late at his
first meeting, took a seat in a quwl
corner and listened to proceeding* with
intelligent interest, but without com
ment of his own. At the close of pro
ceedings, as the trustees were about to
separate and go their different ways,
the donor of a million plucked one
of them by the sleeve and drew him
"Say," he said, glancing nerrously
around to make sure that he wai not
overheard, "I had to pay 25 cent* to
get into the museum today."
Move for Pure Flour.
Paris bakers have formed a syndi
cate, to maintain a laboratory In which
Ail their flour is scientifically tested.
PRODUCTION OF ONION SETS
Industry Is Now Receiving More "Gen
eral Attention Than Formerly
—Market Is Wide.
(By TV. R. BEATTIE.)
The term "set," as applied to the
onion, indicates a small, undersized
bulb which, when replanted in the
ground, will produce a large onion.
This method of producing onions is
perhaps the oldest and now the most
universally employed for the growing
of small areas of onions in the garden
and where an early crop is desired.
The common method of producing sets
is to plant a large quantity of seed on
a small area of rather rich land and
Onion Sets Drying on Trays Piled In
thus procure a great number of bulbs
that are undersized, owing to crowd
ing and lack of plant food- The
greater number of these bulbs do not
attain sufficient size or maturity to
produce seed the following season and
are really plants in which the process
of growth has been arrested.
In the United States the onion set
Industry is largely confined to a few
areas. The crop is extensively grown
near Louisville, Ky., Chillicothe, .0.,
and Chicago, 111., in the Platte River
valley of Nebraska, in southwestern
New Jersey and in southern California.
The entire area devoted to this enter
prise in these localities is estimated
at from 2,500 to 3,000 acres. The yield
to the acre varies with the locality,
but the average about 300 bushels.
The market for onion sets is found
throughout the entire country, the
greater portion being disposed of in
The climatic conditions governing
the production of onion sets are prac
tically the same as those for standard
onions, although it is not necessary to
plant quite so early in the spring.
Onion'sets can undoubtedly be grown
in any part of the northern states
where suitable soil conditions can be
obtained. The soil adapted to onion
set culture is, as a rule, about the
same as that required for the growing
of large onions, except that the land
should not be so rich.
SET ALFALFA BY MACHINERY
Experiments Made In Transplanting
by Use of Machine Used for
Tobacco and Tomatoes.
Prof. H. A. Hansen of North Dakota,
who has introduced many hardy
plants from Siberia for the depart
ment of agriculture, among them
hardy strains of alfalfa, has been ex
perimenting in transplanting the lat
ter with a machine, using one em
ployed for tobacco, cabbage, cauli
flower and tomatoes. At five points
in the state he set the plants at the
rate of 6,000 an hour. At other points
he set them with a plow. He thinks
this will do away with dodder and in
jury from disking. Some of the Rus-
Bian alfalfa plants when given room
in the garden had 500 shoots from one
crown. Over 1,200 farmers are co
operating with Professor Hansen and
many reports are coming in showing
their remarkable resistance to the
drought of last^ear.
LETTERS FOR MARKING BAGS
Initials Can Be Made of Beets or Po
tatoes — Ordinary Shoe Black-
ing Used as Ink.
An Initial marker for bags can be
made of a beet or potato. Cut off
enough of the vegetable to provide a
fiat surface of sufficient size and then
cut out the letter as shown in the
sketch, from the Popular Mechanics,,
and use shoe blacking as ink. In
cutting, remember that mpst of the
letters must be made reversed in
Initial for Bag*.
order to print right For example,
in making a B, draw It out on paper
and cut !t out, then lay the faceof
the pattern on the flat surface of the
vegetable and cut around it.
Average Fertilizer for Corn.
Use 800 to 1,000 pounds per acn»
of a fertilizer containing, actual pot
a*h 9 per cent.; available phosphoric
acid 7 per cent; and nitrogen, 2
per 'cent The plant foodl Qa ton
of the above formula may beHltpplied
by mixing 360 pounds of muriate oi
potash, 1,000 pounds of acid phos
phate and 260 pounds of nitrate or
Electric Street Sweepers.
The municipality of Berlin has
found electrioally driven machines for
cleansing the streets much cheaper
than the old horse carts. There are
now twenty-four storage-battery ma
chines In use. The electric machines
do so much work that each machine
Is supposed to save about $1.33 a day
by comparison with a horse-driven
water cart.—The Electrical Review
and Western Electrician.
Mother* win find Mrs." Window's Soothing
Byrup the be«t remedy to use for their oolldsaa
ur^ng fie teething period., ,„ "•"""•*•
An old colored woman had occasion
to call the doctor for her husband,
who was very ill. The doctor made a
diagnosis and pronounced it, a sever*
case of gastritis. "Oh, Lor', doctor,"
ejaculated th« old woman, "how did
he eber get dat gastritis? I hain't
burnt a ting but coal ile in dis yer«
house, an' powerful little ob dat."—
Harper's Bazar for September.
To Breal in New Shoes.
Always shake in Allea'e Foot-Ease, apowder.
it cures hot, sweating, aching, swollen feet
\\ Ta 8 corns- ingrowing nail? and bunions. At
in druggists and shoe steres, 25c. Dont accept
any substitute. SampiemailedFftEK Address
Allen 8. Olmsted, Le Roy. X. Y.
Money From Waste Material.
There are harvests of the streets
ag well as the fields. The experience ;
of the corporation of London Is that'
"many a mlckle makes a muckle." j
Last year more than $2,365 -was real-1
ized by the sale of waste paper found \
in the streets, $695 by the sale of old |
tins found among the refuse, and
$1,900 from the disposal of the refuse
from orderly bins.
Red Cross Ball Blue rives double value for your
money, goes twice as far as any other. Ask your
No Longer Forbidden City.
Lhasa, which is the capital of Tibet
for generations known as the Forbid
den City, because of its political and '
religious exclusiveness. In 1904 a
British armed expedition opened th«
mysterious old city. Previous to thai
time practically every European trav
eler had been stopped in his efforts
to reach the place. The population oJ
Lhasa is about 35,000.
Bacteria Not Necessary.
Though bacteria of many kinds liva
in most animals, a French experiment
er has disproven the theory that they ,
are essential to life. It was claimed !
that a chicken lived absolutely free
from microorganisms, and growth and
development went on as usual.
Be thrifty on little things like bluing. Don't ac.
cept water for bluing. Ask for Red Cross Ball
Blue, the extra good value blue.
Make Bathing Form of Worship.
■■■> Our American bathing resorts pale
Into insignificance beside those of In
—though to the Hindoo bathing is \
a religious duty as well as a persona]
luxury. East India papers report that
during one week recently at the holy
city of Allahabad nearly 2,000,000 peo
ple bathed in the rivers Jumna and
Ganges, which meet at that place.
regulate stimulate purify
Sebowels* the liver -theblooc
I at ALL druggists
Use for Adhesive Plaster.
If a pane.of glass in the window. is
1 Cracked and you fear the winter's
blast will blow it in over night, or a
Bummer's rain and wind storm will
shatter the remainder; patch it up
I with adhesive plaster until the glazier
can put in a new pane
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: lltr Is ;" a misdemeanor to . throw -■-- ■
piece of waste paper upon a Paris
! street. If a policeman; sees you drop i
a piece of paper he .walks up to you,
pats you on the shoulder,; begs your
pardon for»addressing .c you, tells you
you 1* have violated '■ the • law : ; and asks
you to pick up what' you have thrown
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"Are you a party boss?" "Certainly
not," replied the local despot. "I
simply tell the boys how I am going
to vote, and then tell them to vote as
they please. But heaven help them if
they don't pi ear c to vote the way 1
lo.' ' ' '
Or the Trousers. J
A thorn In the bush is worth two
in the sofa cushion. —Judge.
The Greater Benefactor.
Visitor—"l suppose the whole towft
honors the man who donated the new
library?" Native—"No; it's the man
who donated the site for the new
baseball park."—New York Globe.
Want It All.
Some people are so anxious to get
the worth of their money that they
would take a slow train in preference
to an express.—Philadelphia Record.